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"The problems of a world which lives billions of human being who practially live under conditions of hunger and misery and without hope, are not the problems of intellectuals."- Fidel Castro

“Here we see a number of things, the beginning of a honeymoon in the relation between the liberals and imperialism. I have brought up some of this economic information on various dates simply because a number of political events transpired throughout this process. 854 more words


A young mother’s letters and poems testify to the Nazi madness that she did not survive

Dancing on a Powder Keg, by Ilse Weber. Translated with Foreword by Michal Schwartz. Bunim & Bannigan Ltd. in association with Yad Vashem. 340 pages. 1,032 more words

Authors And Books

Prague, Music and Beauty.

Prague is indeed a beautiful place and well loved by tourists visiting this part of Europe. The architecture offers daily surprises, especially if you walk, interspersed with tram journeys to give the legs a break. 625 more words


Past in the Present: Czech(oslovak) Retro

I remember one of the first times I stood confidently in line at the deli section of Albert waiting to order some ham and cheese. While the women in front of me made their selections, I studied the options carefully (and there are many; Czechs like their ham). 886 more words

Czech Customs

Made in the Czech Republic - Zetor

A Smart Tractor, You Say? 

Since 1946, Zetor tractors have represented the Czech lands on the global agricultural market. Over the years, the company’s tractors have been exported to over 130 countries and were produced under license in nine countries from 1964 into the 1990s. 2,446 more words

Czech Republic

‘The Glass Room’ by Simon Mawer

“I will design you a life. Not a mere house to live in, but a whole way of life.” So states modernist German architect Rainer von Abt to the recently married Landauers, a wealthy couple living in the recently independent Czechoslovakia. 627 more words


1909: Accident

Karel Myslbek: Neštěstí na stavbě (1909)